Hortimio, the “Lord of the Earth”: Always at the Forefront in Cataniapo

Inspired by Wänä’cä, a leader who is mentioned in the ancestral songs of the Huöttöja people, Hortimio Ochoa is the visible face of defense of the Cataniapo hydrographic basin in the Venezuelan state of Amazonas. It is an area subject to increasingly evident pressure associated with mining, deforestation and the incursion of illegal armed groups.

Amazon heroes who don’t give up

The Guardians of the Forest, a group of indigenous Guajajara in the Brazilian state of Maranhão, struggle to defend their land from invaders and to guarantee their survival in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

(Português) Queimadas avançam no oeste do Acre, que decreta emergência ambiental

(Português) A região mais preservada do estado concentra quase 60% dos focos de calor detectados na temporada de fogo de 2020.

Brazil: deforestation grows again in May. High in the year is 34%

Contrary to what the vice president said, devastation grew 12% in the month, 34% in the year and in 2019-2020 will probably be one of the highest ever recorded since the start of the count of Inpe

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  • Forest fires in the Bolivian Amazon

    07/30/2010 clip O Eco

    After years of forest fires ravaging vast regions, official and environmental agencies begin to take action to avert the worst during the dry season in the Bolivian forest.

  • Yasuní, a place that inspires

    07/22/2010 clip Finding Species

    The most biodiverse place on Earth has inspired a generation of conservationists and photographers to register the richeness and the importance of the National Park in Ecuador. Click to see image gallery

  • Forest’s ugly duckling to the rescue

    07/18/2010 clip O Eco

    From being cut down for firewood and garden fences to serving as pasture ground for goats, mangroves have never really been seen as a legitimate member of the forest family. Now,Guyana’s mangrove forest takes on a new look

  • Renewed moratorium, reinforced monitoring

    07/13/2010 clip O Eco

    The new term of the agreement that forbids the planting of soy in deforested areas in the Amazon Rainforest will be jointly monitored in partnership with Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE).

  • Mining vs. protection of the biodiversity

    07/02/2010 clip O Eco

    The world’s largest protected area, the Grão-Pará Ecological Station continues to be threatened by the Rio Tinto mining company’s interests in exploiting bauxite in its interior. A Work Group defines by September whether the protected area will be reduced.

  • A down-to-earth attitude

    06/01/2010 clip O Eco

    Paragominas, a township known as one of the main villains of deforesting in the Brazilian Amazon region, shows that the secret to reduce this practice lies in local partnerships. Click to see image galleryClick to see the infographic

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